Judge: Colleen McMahon

In Adeniji v. U.S. Department of Commerce/Census Bureau-NY Regional Office/Hannah Zimmerman, 2019 WL 7067057 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 23, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination and retaliation claims asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. As to plaintiff’s discrimination claim, the court explained: To state an employment discrimination claim under Title VII,…

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In Katz v. The New York Historical Society, 19-CV-8637, 2019 WL 6529325 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 3, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s age discrimination complaint, which it construed as asserting claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). As to the substantive law, the court explained: The ADEA makes it unlawful for an employer…

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In Tavarez v. 32BJ et al, 2019 WL 5683370 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s employment discrimination claim. While plaintiff had testified that almost daily over several years her supervisor “engaged in grossly offensive behavior toward her,” she did not assert facts making out a claim under the antidiscrimination laws. The court cited…

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In a recent decision, Colon v. St. John’s Riverside Hospital, 19-cv-5846 (SDNY Oct. 15, 2019), the court dismissed plaintiff’s race discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 42 U.S.C. § 1981. The court summarized the law: To state an employment discrimination claim under Title VII or § 1981, “a…

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